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Skin Cancer Surgery

Often, the best way to accomplish skin cancer excision while preserving as much normal tissue as possible is to undergo surgery. However, it is likely that the cosmetic result of a simple close following surgery will be less than satisfactory. Many patients will seek the help of a plastic surgeon to restore their appearance to as close to normal as possible, especially on the face.

Reconstructive surgery is used to rebuild those areas which may have been damaged by a tumor or by surgery to remove a tumor. Certain techniques that are commonly used include flap techniques, bone and cartilage grafting, tissue expansion and skin grafts.  Regardless of the technique used, we will ensure that the resulting suture line is positioned to follow the natural creases and curves of the face in order to minimize the appearance of your scar.

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